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stopover

[stop-oh-ver]
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noun
  1. a brief stop in the course of a journey, as to eat, sleep, or visit friends.
  2. such a stop made with the privilege of proceeding later on the ticket originally issued.
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Origin of stopover

First recorded in 1860–65; noun use of verb phrase stop over
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  • Almost all towns have stopover books nowadays, and a good thing, too.

    Stopover

    William Gerken

  • We are bound for San Francisco, with a stopover at Nagasaki.

    At the Fall of Port Arthur

    Edward Stratemeyer

  • She had learned that the tickets permitted a stopover in Vienna.

  • They mean to swim to the island opposite without any stopover, and are watched by an admiring crowd of youngsters.

    Camping

    Alexandra G. Lockwine

  • Benefits resulting from the stopover in the Indies were countered by the considerable exposure to tropical infections.


British Dictionary definitions for stopover

stopover

noun
  1. a stopping place on a journey
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verb stop over
  1. (intr, adverb) to make a stopover
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Word Origin and History for stopover

1881, from stop + over.

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